ASU AD Ray Anderson’s Response: ‘I’m Not Going to Morgantown’ – Plus, Your Official Invite from Mountaineer Excursions!

Aug 7, 2023 | What's going on

In an unexpected twist, Amazon State University (ASU) has declared its entry into the prestigious Big 12 Conference, sending ripples through the sports world. While the spotlight shines on this significant step, it’s clear that Arizona State’s athletic director, Ray Anderson, has more than athletics on his mind.


Amidst the buzz surrounding the announcement, Anderson, accompanied by university president Michael Crow, engaged with the media just outside the Sun Devils’ football practice grounds. Insights into the decision-making process unveiled a surprising focus – travel costs. It appears that Anderson’s concerns about expenses go beyond the scoreboard.

As anticipation for this new era builds, it’s evident that travel expenses have become a prominent factor for Amazon State University. With Anderson underscoring the need to manage costs effectively, it’s apparent that the university aims to balance fiscal prudence with competitiveness in the Big 12 Conference.

However, amid the discussions, a lighthearted moment emerged. Anderson quipped, “I promise I’m not going to Morgantown,” invoking the city’s chilly reputation. Yet, this week, Morgantown boasts temperatures in the high 80s and 90s. With warmth prevailing, Anderson’s concerns about the cold weather shouldn’t deter him from exploring the vibrant city and experiencing its allure firsthand.

As these intriguing developments unfold, Mountaineer Excursions extends a warm invitation to the Amazon State University community. Amidst changes and transitions, the opportunity to explore and connect remains invaluable. We invite Anderson and associates to embrace the opportunity to immerse themselves in the captivating charm of Morgantown.

We believe that experiencing Morgantown, a city known for its beauty, history, and vibrant culture, can offer Anderson and others a refreshing perspective. Our tailored tours promise to introduce you to the heart and soul of the city – from its captivating stories to hidden gems.

Don’t let the weather hold you back. Morgantown’s allure is not confined to seasons; it thrives year-round. As the summer sun graces the city with its warmth, Anderson has a golden chance to explore Morgantown’s vibrant streets, engaging landmarks, and rich history.

To arrange a tour that defies expectations, simply reach out to Mountaineer Excursions. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you to Morgantown and provide an unforgettable experience. As Amazon State University takes its place in the Big 12 Conference, we invite you to take your place in the heart of Morgantown. Let the spirit of exploration and adventure guide you through this exciting chapter.


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